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Empire gives you access to great care in New York. Serving residents in the eastern and southeastern regions of the state, we offer Medicare Advantage and Medicare Advantage Plans with prescription drug coverage from Part D. Empire doesn’t currently offer Medicare Supplement or standalone Part D in New York.

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Medicare Advantage Plans

Medicare Part C

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Medicare Advantage Plans in New York bundle all the coverage from Medicare Parts A, B, and (often) D into one convenient plan. They’re just like the HMOs or PPOs you’ve used before. Medicare Advantage is usually a more cost-efficient way to get Medicare benefits, so it’s great for your budget.

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Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage Plans

Medicare Part D

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Prescription drug coverage will save you money when filling your prescriptions. Even if you don’t take medications now, having a good prescription drug plan can cover medications you need in the future. We don’t currently offer standalone Medicare Part D plans in New York, but you can get the prescription drug coverage you need included in our Medicare Advantage Plans . You’ll get medical and drug coverage in one convenient plan.

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Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans

Medicare Supplement

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Medicare Supplement plans pay for things that Original Medicare doesn’t cover, like copays, coinsurance, or deductibles. Empire doesn’t currently offer Medicare Supplement insurance in New York, but you can get a Medicare Advantage Plan in our service areas. With Medicare Advantage, you’ll have medical coverage and drug coverage in one convenient plan.


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A CONSUMER’S GUIDE TO HEALTH INSURANCE FOR PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE MAY BE OBTAINED FROM YOUR LOCAL SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE OR FROM THIS INSURER

Empire BlueCross BlueShield is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Empire BlueCross BlueShield depends on contract renewal. Services provided by Empire HealthChoice HMO, Inc. licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.

Services provided by Empire HealthChoice Assurance, Inc., licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premiums and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.

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